The Beginning of the End

Episode 95
The Imperial Golden Age [AD 96-192]
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Marcus elevated Commodus to the position of co-Emperor and then died a few years later while campaigning in the north.

The Column of Marcus Aurelius (click on the image for an impressive amount of detail):

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The column used to be topped by a statue of Marcus, but was replaced by a statue of St Paul in the late 1500s (Trajan’s column was topped by St. Peter at the same time).

Marcus confronts German prisoners:

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Marcus passing judgment from the seat of Justice:

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A German council of war:

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The Rain Miracle:

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